Typically, as was the way with most promotional trips that Hairs and Biffo were sent on, that they got about 5 minutes into the film before getting a fit of giggles about something or another, pretended to both be going to the lavatory, and then left the building never to return.
Which brings us nicely to the sorry news that the highly anticipated Silent Hills has also left the Konami building, and won't be looking back.
Quite what's going on with Konami is anyone's guess: yesterday the company confirmed that it had cancelled Silent Hills, the game it was developing with movie director Guillermo del Toro, and due to feature The Walking Dead star Norman "Darryl" Reedus (a pairing that, you'd have thought, would be enough to save most projects from cancellation). Adding cuss-words to cussingtons, the game's playable trailer has now been removed from the PlayStation store.
A statement from Konami bragged: "Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued. In terms of Kojima and Del Toro being involved, discussions on future Silent Hill projects are currently underway, and please stay tuned for further announcements."
Tellingly, no mention was made in Konami's statement to Hideo Kojima, who was initially involved in the Silent Hills project as co-director. The company has evidently had a major falling out with Kojima, announcing earlier this year that the Metal Gear Solid creator would be departing the company after completing work on MGS: The Phantom Pain, and that it would be seeking new staff to work on future Metal Gear titles. Over the past few months, Konami has beens steadily airbrushing Kojima's name out of existence.
The weird Konami news doesn't stop there: the company has also now delisted itself from the New York Stock Exchange, stating that it would save money by doing so. That might be the case, but the timing seems a bit peculiar, coming as it does on a wave of negative publicity.
Here's a lovely-looking Silent Hills teaser trailer. Watch it and weep: